Hawks shrug off wasteful Wickepin

Michael TraillNarrogin Observer
Jack Walsh in the ruck for the Hawks.
Camera IconJack Walsh in the ruck for the Hawks. Credit: Jenny Forrest

The top four is now set for the UGSFL’s 2018 season, after the Narrogin Hawks ran away with a convincing victory in Wickepin.

Saturday’s match was tightly fought in the opening quarter, as Narrogin’s Nick Miller kicked the only goal for the term.

The Hawks piled on four to get out to a five-goal lead early into the second term but the Warriors were rewarded for their pressure and attack on the ball, kicking three majors in six minutes to finish the half just nine points behind the visitors.

Despite kicking the first goal of the second half, Wickepin wasted their chances in the third and could not capitalise, kicking four consecutive behinds to gain a single-point lead before Narrogin again took control — stretching their lead out to 9.5 (59) to 6.10 (46) going into the final break.

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Wickepin never challenged Narrogin in the final term, the Hawks booted six goals to one, led by Ralph Kickett, while Darcy Boyle and Chris Williams also provided strong options at various times throughout the match.

The trio finished with three each for the day.

Hawks captain, Jordan Heil, was arguably the best on ground and finished with two.

Narrogin C-graders Arthur Penny, playing his second only game of league, and Malachi Bolton were also strong contributors for the visitors. The final score was Wickepin 7.12 (54) to Narrogin’s 15.6(96).

Brookton/Pingelly recorded their second win of the seasonagainst Wagin on Sunday. Both teams went into the match with only a single win to their name. Final score: Brookton/Pingelly 9.10 (64) to Wagin 5.6 (36).

Kukerin/Dumbleyung could not hold onto their impressive start against second-placed Boddington.

Despite Kukerin leading at quarter-time and only down by 10 points at the final break, the Eagles ran away with a 13.15 (93) to 9.10 (64) win. Katanning still has not dropped a game this season, beating Williams 17.11 (113) to 8.8 (56).

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